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Citizens save historic Jackson house from the bulldozer

Mar 15, 2013 -- 10:59am

A group of Jackson residents met last week at the Frizel-Welling House to discuss how to stop a local church from purchasing the property and knocking it down to build a parking lot.

Tom Strickland of Strickland Engineering spearheaded the project and convinced the owners of the property to reject the church’s offer. Strickland says he has contacted Sen. Wayne Wallingford and the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office about options to preserve and restore the property.

Strickland says that he will do anything he can to assist the current owners in finding the proper buyer that will be interested in getting the property retored. This cottage style house was built in the 1800s and is considered the second oldest property in Jackson.

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